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Rolling stone.
We're a little behind the curve on this one (the news came out this weekend) but Stone Age has been submitted to the App Store for approval. Developers Campfire Creations have talked a really good game leading up to this release (including in our...

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"Would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck?"
I think like most of you, I've just about had my fill of steampunk, thank-you-very-much.

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Awards Fortnight continues.

The future of publishing - perhaps.
The shortlist for the publisher of the year award is a snapshot of the mobile games industry at a crossroads. None of the purveyors of big-budget AAA games from the worlds of console and PC gaming are represented.

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Yesterday, TouchArcade's Tof Eklund spotted Hunted Cow's announcement that they were pulling the newly-released Battle Dungeon from the App Store due to a gob-smacking 90% piracy rate. Hunted Cow director Andrew Mulholland was understandably vexed when I spoke to him yesterday. "It's pretty shitty, but we'll just learn from it," he said.

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Hey guys, Owen here. Even though Baldur's Gate for iPad seems to be trapped Groundhog's Day-style in the App Store approvals gauntlet, the fact that you can already get it for PC has led some of you to wonder if the iPad edition was worth waiting around for.

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"Let me check my math again."
Given the amount of pixels this blog devoted to the ultimate selectee for Disappointment of the Year, long-time readers of Pocket Tactics won't be too surprised when they get past the jump.

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More game, less toy.
Pocket Planes makers Nimblebit keep using the Something Awful forums to tease their next title. After revealing some decidedly fantasy RPG-esque sprites back in October, the San Diego-based devs posted a pretty unambiguous splash screen for NimbleQuest this weekend, which they've said...

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A legendary let-down.
In a year as great as this one was, it seems silly to start off the awards with a complaint. This is the only non-award award in the pipeline, so its sensible to get it out of the way first.

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Kingdom Christmas Rush.
A new iOS board game conversion materialized last night - one with an impressive pedigree. The game is Kingdom Builder for iPad, winner of the 2012 Spiel des Jahres and the Board Game Geek award for best abstract game. It's also designed by Donald X.

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The agony of defeat.
If you thought the Sword of Fargoal 2 Kickstarter had come down to the wire, wait until you get a load of this: M.U.L.E.-inspired iOS & Android strategy project Alpha Colony missed its Kickstarter target of $50,000 this weekend by $28. Twenty-eight.

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